In the fantasy category are the Hudson River bridges proposed in the 1880s and then the 1950s for 23rd Street and 125th Street.
The moving sidewalks dreamed up in 1871 and then again in 1910 also never came to fruition.
But this Walker Evans postcard, from the 1910s, accurately predicted that New York would be a city of skyscrapers.
The trams traveling along interconnected tracks through buildings and the airplanes crowding low in the skies just didn’t pan out, at least not yet.
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